Saturday, February 26, 2011

In the Company of Cedar and Bohemian Waxwings

This morning I kept watch on some trees in front of the courthouse. During the last week a large flock of Bohemian Waxwings have been feeding and hanging around this large Dwarf Juniper. A few minutes past 8am I noticed the waxwings were there. I grabbed my camera and dressed warm and walked over to the courthouse lawn. I thought for sure they were going to fly off, but to my surprise they did not even mind me being there. I was so close...5 feet at one time and as I was leaning against a small tree for support one of them landed on my head. How I wish someone else was there to grab a photo of that. The sun was shinning and the sky was blue and I had perfect lighting. I took 345 images and I left. If they come back again I will go back and take some more photos. So far they have been around a week...and I'm looking forward to getting close to them again.